Sunday, January 22, 2012

Bouncing Around

I finally am cutting into this FQ bundle of brushed home spuns. Using Primitive Muslin, color Pie Crust as the background, each FQ will produce two 12" liberated stars. 25 for each quilt. Yes, I'm making two quilts at the same time with the same fabric. Both will be gifted, one to my cancer surgeon when I graduate his 5 year plan (2014) and one for the Hospital Foundation to raffle off for funds for a digital mammography machine.
I've been making the sashing pieces as leaders/enders, so I finally had enough for another stack of 10. Making headway on this one, Sisters Choice, and I'm still loving it when I took out the stack of 9 patches this weekend.
Couldn't resist these charmers, I finished up the 1/2 square triangles I made last week. Using the sheets of paper, you get enough for seven blocks. I'm sure there will be more sewn on a future sew day. Just what I need, another WIP!
You may have seen a few of these around blogland. JT2 (Just Takes 2) is going to be a great skill builder for some and for others, a great refresher on techniques that we maybe don't use that much . My first set is at the LQS where we are going to meet once a month. If there is enough interest, a second group may be formed so check with Carol if you are interested.
And finally, a finished top. After auditioning all the possible colors for a border, I ended up with blue. Binding is made (same fabric) and the quilt is hanging in the "to be quilted" closet. 
I LOVE this quilt, now that it's together.
All the customer quilts I've done lately have been large and the one on my machine is no exception. (pics in next post) I bounced from the studio to my sewing room, back and forth, all day and worked on all the above projects. Yes, I took time out to walk my dog, the weather finally broke and the worst we had was wind on our walk, I'll take that over the rain any day.
Hope you all had a great weekend and got in some sew time.


Janet O. said...

Beautiful plaids in that fat quarter bundle. What fun quilts those will be.
Sister's Choice is in my "gotta get to it soon" pile. I love that pattern!
Blue border makes that quilt sing! Nice choice.

liz said...

You are keeping very busy, but then you can move on to something else when you get bogged down or bored with a project. All look worthwhile, but you know my heart is with the solids!

Sharon said...

Wow, you've had a busy weekend! Everything looks so good. I love the plaids and the wonky stars! And making two quilts at the same time makes sense, at least to me. I love your 30's quilt! The blue border looks perfect! This one's a real charmer.

Kathie said...

LOVE the plaids , beautiful bundle of color and pattern:)
ok the solid hole in the barn door blocks I am very tempted to get out my cheddar and primitive muslin and start making these too!
LOVE the crispness of them
your 30's sampler is just sooo pretty! Thanks for sharing and happy you had a lot of time to sew this weekend

Karen said...

I still haven't done anything with my Sister's Choice blocks. I like them very well but I forget that they are in the closet waiting for some attention. I have a bunch made.

Me and My Stitches said...

I love each and every one of your great projects. The plaids a fabulous!

Lori said...

Wow! Amazing quilts!! You are so generous, I'm sure both quilts will be very special!!

Nicky said...

It's all so beautiful - particularly drawn to those churn dash blocks!

Janet said...

I love both the star quilts and they looks so great in those fabrics too. In fact, you have some wonderful projects on the go, the cheddar is going to be very graphic and congratulations on the top, I love the softness of it.

Barb said...

great project going on there. I love the 2 color churn dashes. are they part of the it just takes two? Or are they for something else.
They are great!